Reading

  • People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.


    Life, Reading

  • What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.


    literature, Reading, Writers

  • Literature takes a habit of mind that has disappeared.It requires silence, some form of isolation and sustained concentration in the presence of an enigmatic thing.


    literature, Reading

  • The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them.


    Education, Parents, Reading, Students, Success

  • I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.


    Reading, speed

  • I took a speed reading course and read War and Peace in 20 minutes. It involves Russia.


    Reading, speed


  • To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.


    Reading, Reflection, Thinking, Understanding

  • A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.


    Reading

  • I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.


    Reading

  • A ‘classic’. A book that people praise and don’t read.


    Reading

  • People say that life is the thing but I prefer reading.


    Reading

  • What really knocks me out is a book that, when you are all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you liked.


    Reading

  • Reading isn’t an occupation we encourage among police officers. We try to keep the paperwork down to a minimum.


    Reading

  • Don’t read much but love books about homos.
    [to Gore Vidal on her reading habits]


    Reading

  • Henry Kissinger may be a great writer, but anyone who finishes his book is a great reader.


    Reading

  • I read part of it all the way through.


    Reading

  • He shouldn’t have written in such small print.
    [on reading Sir Walter Scott]


    Reading

  • Many thanks. I shall lose no time in reading it.
    [to an author who sent him a book]


    Reading

  • Arrival of the book of the month choice and am disappointed. History of a place I am not interested in by an author I do not like.


    Reading

  • The ideal reader of my novels is a lapsed Catholic and a failed musician, short sighted, colour blind, auditorily biased, who has read the books I have read. He should also be about my age.


    Reading

  • The world may be full of fourth rate writers but it’s also full of fourth rate readers.


    Reading